Mahindra Susten

Mahindra Susten Pvt. Ltd. , formerly Mahindra EPC Services Pvt. Ltd. , is part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group. A portfolio company under the Cleantech arm of Mahindra Partners, they offer solar solutions spanning On-Grid solutions, EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) and Off-Grid Product solutions. [4]

In April 2013, Mahindra EPC had its 20 MW solar power project at Bikaner enlisted in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s – MNRE (India) merit list for early commissioning for Phase I, Batch II of the National Solar Mission. [5]

On February 2, 2015, the company was renamed Mahindra Susten. Susten is derived from the words – Sustainability and Enabler. [6]


The company began its services in the year 2011 by making a start in the renewable energy space with the turnkey execution of Utility scale, commercial and industrial rooftop Solar PV projects. [7]

In 2011, the company received the highest CRISIL – MNRE rating of SP1A for off-grid solar PV system. [8] The company has further diversified its business into the telecom tower solarization segment, to provide solar power to towers, which are presently run on diesel. [9]

Mahindra Susten has also been named Utility Solar EPC of the year for 2014 and 2015 by Bridge to India . [10]

As of November 2013, the company has commissioned 80 MW of facilities. [11]

Solar Power Plants

Auto Consortium Project, Tamil Nadu, India

Mahindra EPC in November 2013, finished installation of a 3.18 MWp solar PV power plant for an Auto Consortium in the state of Tamil Nadu. With an estimated total project capacity of 50 MWp, this group of India’s leading auto-makers has an investment of over $ 3.25 billion for captive consumption of clean energy. [12]

30 MW Solar PV Thin Film Plant near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Comprising two separate projects of 10MW and 20MW, this installation under the second batch of Phase I of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), was commissioned in February 2013. With an annual generation in excess of 50 million units of energy this installation is expected to generate a carbon offset of nearly 40,000 MT CO 2 annually. [13] [14]

20 MW PV Solar Film Plant near Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

In January 2013, Mahindra EPC commissioned their 20 MW plant near Bikaner which was then first completed under the Indian Government’s JNNSM Phase 1 Batch 2 (JNNSM) initiative. The project utilizes a total of 270,000 thin-film PV modules supplied by First Solar .Spread across an area of ​​180 acres, the 20MWp solar plant is equipped to supply more than 38 million units of energy per year and is expected to displace nearly 30,000 MT of CO 2annually. [15] [16] [17]

5 MW Solar PV Single Axis Tracker Plant near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Near Jodhpur , this 5 MW facility holds the distinction of generating a high output per MW with its single axis tracker technology that maximizes energy from the sun. Under the Indian government Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase 1 Batch 1 initiative, the plant was the first to get connected to the state’s electrical grid, having been commissioned in January 2012, under 100 days. [18] [19]

2 MW Solar PV Thin Film Plant at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India

The plant at Lucknow was the first megawatt-scale facility in Uttar Pradesh (northern India), and was connected to the grid in January 2012, with a construction period of 71 days. [20]

2.34 MW Solar PV Plant Polycrystalline near Mulugu, Andhra Pradesh, India

The plant at Hyderabad , was commissioned in just 3 months after its erection. It was commissioned on September 30, 2013. This plant is erected at an expanse of 13 acres of land with Heritage foods being a customer.

6.91 MW Solar PV Plant Polycrystalline near Bap, Rajasthan, India

This 6.91 MW plant, which was started on 15 September near Bap, Rajasthan was commissioned within 5 months.


  1. Jump up^ [1]Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India
  2. Jump up^ “Susten” . . Retrieved 6 November 2016 .
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  4. Jump up^ [2]Mahindra & Mahindra Limited: Mahindra Tractors sells 16257 units in domestic market during December 2013, January 1, 2014
  5. Jump up^ Recognition for three solar projects Mahindra EPC,Hindu Business Line, April 3, 2013
  6. Jump up^ “Renewables Mahindra Company EPC is now Mahindra Susten” . . Retrieved 6 November 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ KR Iyer,Mahindra’s solar unit to power 60,000 rural homes in Rajasthan
  8. Jump up^ List of channel partners accredited by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications under JNNSM,Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, March 5, 2013
  9. Jump up^ Mahindra Group sees 500-Mw opportunity in solar power,Business Standard, April 1, 2013
  10. Jump up^ [3]
  11. Jump up^ Mahindra Rajasthan Solar unit on stream,The Hindu, January 10, 2012
  12. Jump up^ Mahindra EPC to run 50 MW solar project consortium,The Hindu, November 22, 2013
  13. Jump up^ Mr. RameshKiran Energy commissions 55 MW solar plant in RajasthanThe Hindu Business Line, March 1, 2013
  14. Jump up^ Natalie Obiko PearsonMahindra, Kiran May Energy Get IFC Loan for India SolarBloombergProjectBusinessweek, May 2, 2012
  15. Jump up^ PR Fonroche and Mahindra EPC realize first Indo-French solar power investment in IndiaEnergy Next, Jan 10, 2013
  16. Jump up^ Solar PV Project Profile near Bikaner, Rajasthan, India PV-Tech, February 5, 2013
  17. Jump up^ Panchabhutha,PR Fonroche collaborates with Mahindra EPC to commission first solar plant under National Solar Mission Phase I, Batch IIPanchabuta, December 26, 2012
  18. Jump up^ Mahindra Solar commissions 5 MW plant in RajasthanThe Economic TimesJanuary 9, 2012
  19. Jump up^ Mahindra Solar Rajasthan Unit on stream The Hindu, January 10, 2012
  20. Jump up^ Sarosh Bana,India gets a solar plant in 100 daysRenewable Energy Focus, February 10, 2012

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